blog postsU. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guidesJan 29, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Journeying to Johannesburg to survey bat colonies? To Kenya to count monkeys? To Tasmania to track devils Down Under? What about Roman ruins in Britain? Snowflakes in North America?Children's Book Center annual sale takes place Feb. 21-23 at IllinoisFeb 4, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for Children's Books' fourth annual Book Sale will run from Feb. 21 to 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Center for Children's Books announces 2008 Gryphon winnersFeb 6, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!" has won the 2008 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature. The book for readers ages 4 to 8 was written and illustrated by Michael Townsend, and is his debut as a children's author.Carr Authors Series to feature honored writers across genresFeb 8, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five prize-winning writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will read from their works this semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Grant to provide for assessment of seven university libraries in AfricaFeb 17, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - International library experts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded a grant that will allow them to work with seven African university libraries.Asian American Awareness Month kicks off WednesdayFeb 25, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off Wednesday (Feb. 26) with a film and presentation by Nisha Ganatra, the Indian American director-actress of the award-winning film "Chutney Popcorn." The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.Three-day film festival signals start of Asian American Awareness MonthFeb 26, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2004 Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off today (Feb. 26) with a three-day film festival titled "Reel to Real: Asian American Voices."Linda Bierds, prolific poet, to read from latest work, meet with U. of I. studentsMar 24, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Award-winning poet Linda Bierds will be on campus in April, the last speaker in the 2004-2005 Carr Visiting Authors Reading Series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Parents must interpret war talk for kidsApr 3, 2003 9:00 am0 views Children rely on the cues they get from their parents, so mothers and fathers who feel jittery about war with Iraq should confront their own fears and get ready to talk with their children, said Aaron Ebata, family life expert at the UI.U. of I. symposium to focus on issues tied to public education and the BibleApr 12, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A symposium on "The Bible, Public Schools and American Identity" will be held April 24 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Newspaper Library's grand opening in new location set for WednesdayApr 28, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After many decades of operating out of modest quarters in a remote, cramped, low-ceilinged part of a basement, one of the world's largest libraries of its kind is moving up in the world - into a large and totally remodeled space.Hosts sought to share American culture with visitorsJun 18, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Intensive English Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hoping to recruit dozens of friendly local residents who would like to host visiting Japanese and Korean college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer.Grant will improve access to U. of I. Rare Book and Manuscript LibraryJun 21, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A top U.S. rare book and manuscript library has begun taking the embarrassment out of its embarrassment of riches by making all of its collection accessible.U. of I. Library online users can access booksellers to buy booksAug 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has added a new service.Se habla Espaol? U. of I. course offers Spanish to young childrenAug 9, 2011 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Parents considering enrolling their young children in after-school piano lessons, ballet classes, gymnastics or martial arts now have another option for enriching their future - a Spanish language course. Taught by native or near-native Spanish speakers, the curriculum presents Spanish to children ages 4 through 8 using games, crafts, stories and songs.Linguists from more than 20 nations to hold conference at IllinoisAug 30, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars from more than 20 countries will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sept. 1-5 for the 10th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences.Sept. 11 hasn't changed public's attentiveness to news, study revealsSep 9, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Americans are no more attentive today to news of the world than they were before the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a study just released in the September issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. The study by Scott Althaus, a professor of speech communication and political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is part of a special issue of the journal devoted to civic engagement since the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly a year ago.Veracruzana University librarian to give Mortenson Distinguished LectureSep 9, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jesus Lau, a prolific author and internationally recognized library and information science scholar, will give the Mortenson Distinguished Lecture for 2003 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.U. of I. scholar's documentary on American Indians to reach broad audienceSep 14, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A professor of American Indian Studies and of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is taking her show on the road quite literally this fall, shifting her venue, if only temporarily, from the classroom to television and movie theaters.Can exercise reduce your risk of contracting the H1N1 virus?Sep 14, 2009 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Jeff Woods, a professor of kinesiology and integrative immunology and behaviorTenth anniversary of IPRH film series to focus on films worth second lookSep 14, 2010 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fall film series sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities will comprise a variety of films that have only one thing in common: They didn't attract large audiences during their initial showings early in the series' 10-year history and deserve second screenings, according to Christine Catanzarite, senior associate director at IPRH and organizer of the series.U. of I. to play lead role in project to preserve digital informationOct 1, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been chosen as one of the lead institutions in a massive new Library of Congress project to save at-risk digital materials nationwide.Writers to read from and talk about their workOct 4, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three award-winning fiction writers - Susan Power, Roy Kesey and Katharine Min - will visit the University of Illinois on Oct. 15, Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, respectively, to read from and talk about their work.U.of I. Press Week Oct. 17-22 to feature six authorsOct 9, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The second annual University of Illinois Press Week will be held Oct. 17 to 22 (Friday-Wednesday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.Symposium to look at impact of electronic publishingOct 10, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The simultaneous development of the Internet and electronic publishing has resulted in a "relentless" flow of new technologies and models of information delivery.Guide to children's books makes gift-giving easierNov 4, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Books make great gifts for kids - no doubt about it.Scholars to meet Nov. 15 to debate 'New World Order'Nov 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A one-day conference on "Understanding the 21st Century: Three Leading Public Intellectuals Debate the New World Order" will be held Nov. 15 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Annual annotated guide recommends best books for childrenNov 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chatty critters and one very verbal vehicle - that is, a wolf who cried "boy," a worm who kept a diary and a garbage truck who talked and talked and talked - are among the protagonists, probable and less so, who made it into this year's "Guide Book to Gift Books," an annual annotated list of recommended books for children.Cross-disciplinary initiative to conclude with roundtable discussionDec 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The one-year, 16-project Silicon, Carbon, Culture Initiative (SCCI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will formally conclude with a roundtable discussion Tuesday (Dec. 9).Recent past president of ALA to head Mortenson CenterDec 11, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Barbara J. Ford, a recent past president of the American Library Association (ALA), has been selected to direct the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Hosts needed for Korean college students during spring semesterDec 17, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Intensive English Institute (IEI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now recruiting local families to host visiting Korean college students during the 2004 spring semester.'Stinky Stern Forever' wins 2006 Gryphon Award for children's literatureJan 20, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The winner of the 2006 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Michelle Edwards for her easy-to-read book, "Stinky Stern Forever." Edwards also illustrated the book, published last year by Harcourt.Library School sponsors week of communications talks, including storytellersJan 25, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. During the week of Feb. 4, an expert on global information and communications issues will give two free public talks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On Saturday of that week, a group of storytellers will host an early Valentine's Day event and benefit.'Little Rat Rides' wins 2005 Gryphon Award for children's literatureFeb 4, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The winner of the 2005 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Monika Bang-Campbell, for her easy-to-read book, "Little Rat Rides" (Harcourt, 2004). Molly Bang illustrated the book.MacArthur Foundation funds three-year $1.35 million grant to ACDISFeb 18, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reductions in the world's arsenals of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction are the ultimate goals of a new program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Author Andrei Codrescu to visit U. of I., celebrate gift to campus libraryFeb 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Andrei Codrescu, a social critic and radio commentator, is coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open and celebrate the Andrei Codrescu Collection.President-elect of American Library Association to speak SaturdayFeb 25, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Maurice "Mitch" Freedman, the president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA), will speak at the University of Illinois on Saturday (March 2).U. of I. humanities research program honors 14 with fellowship awardsMar 6, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six faculty members and eight graduate students at the University of Illinois have won fellowship awards for 2007-2008 from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.Controversial Catholic theologian to talk about roles of churchMar 6, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A controversial Catholic theologian and priest will deliver the 2007 Thulin Lecture at the University of Illinois.Panel discussion on geopolitics of Europe set for March 18Mar 12, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel discussion on the geopolitics of Europe, prompted by current world events, will be held March 18 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Devouring books a literal possibility at April U. of I. festivalMar 13, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An upcoming event at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gives a whole new meaning to the notion of "devouring" a book.Cline symposium speaker to address legacy of Sept. 11Mar 27, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The impact of external threats on the United States is the topic of an April 4 symposium at the University of Illinois.Exhibit at Illinois commemorates anniversary of political imprisonmentApr 21, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An international touring exhibit marking the 25th anniversary of the incarceration of two Puerto Rican political prisoners in U.S. federal facilities will open May 7 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Prize-winning poet to read from his works April 30Apr 23, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Prize-winning poet Michael S. Harper will read from his works during a free public event at the University of Illinois.U. of I. English scholar to lead organization of 45,000 professorsApr 28, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Cary Nelson, a professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected president of the American Association of University Professors.Excusing military elite in Abu Ghraib scandal part of 'shameful pattern'May 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A scholar working on a book about the war in Iraq agrees with a recent Human Rights Watch report that described Abu Ghraib as only the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of U.S. involvement in prisoner abuse.Alston selected for ACE Fellows ProgramMay 6, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kal Alston, the director of the women's studies program and professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected for the 2003-04 American Council on Education Fellows Program.U. of I. intends to play key role in nationwide digital humanities effortMay 9, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois, home to one of the world's biggest libraries, the nation's top-ranked library and information school, a nascent Center for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, a supercomputing center and key scholars, is poised to become a leader in the effort to "digitize the humanities."Summer language academy is new option for 4- to 8-year-oldsMay 9, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many parents enroll their young children in piano lessons, ballet class, gymnastics or martial arts, figuring that getting a jump-start on these skills will serve their children later in life.Hosts needed for Japanese college students coming to U. of I.May 20, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About 40 Japanese college students are coming to Champaign-Urbana in late July to spend up to a month brushing up on their conversational English.